Assassin’s Creed REVIEW | Film EDERtorials

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The Assassin’s Creed video game franchise is incredibly popular, but does the magic extend to the big screen? Harking back to beloved titles like Mortal Kombat before it, how does this intense action flick take its story to the biggest stage in the world? For fans, does it respect the game they have come to know and love? Watch and enjoy this episode of Film EDERtorials, as Andrew Eder breaks down Assassin’s Creed’d film debut.

By Andrew Eder Film EDERtorials

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First Artificial Embryo Grown: A Solution to the Stem Cell Debate

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A Cambridge University research team lead by Dr. Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz has successfully grown the first functioning artificial animal embryo in history. Pioneering a hitherto unattempted approach, the experiment managed to grow a “mouse-like embryo” without using a sperm or an egg. Instead, they joined two different types of stem cells – another first in creating animal life from its basic foundation. Zernicka-Goetz’s historic success is a long awaited scientific accomplishment. Yet it’s greatest implications come in helping clarify long standing mysteries of early pregnancy.

By Paul K. DiCostanzo Managing Editor

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The Complete Guide to WWII in 10 Books

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It’s fair to ask, “Could there possibly be a comprehensive list of books that encompasses arguably the greatest cataclysm in history?” Never mind accomplishing such a feat with only ten books. The final decision must ultimately be left to the reader, but what follows is a credible assemblage of works worthy of being called “a complete guide” to the Second World War.

First, the ground rules guiding the title selection:

This collection does not contain any first person memoirs or accounts from major political figures (e.g. Winston Churchill’s History of the Second World War). Neither does it contain any biographies nor what might be considered “traditional” choices on the subject (e.g. William L. Shirer’s The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich). Finally, encyclopedic A-Z volumes of World War II have not been included because, while informative, this group tends to lack  a greater sense of contextual focus.

Each title listed below is meant to examine a very specific and very important aspect of the war. When taken as a whole, these 10 books will provide a vast and varied perspective of the war.

By Paul K. DiCostanzo Managing Editor

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The Final Problem: Predictions for Sherlock Season 4 Finale

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The biggest – and arguably the only – clue the audience gets for Sherlock’s season four finale is Mycroft’s statement that everything Sherlock is today has to do with his memory of Euros. So, after four seasons, who is Sherlock Holmes?

By Kristen E. Strubberg Editor-in-Chief

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Did You Miss Me? Sherlock’s Next Move for Episode 2 – Season 4

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Following last year’s one-off special episode, “The Abominable Bride,” we made a few predictions regarding season 4. Now that the first episode has premiered, let’s see how we’ve scored. Perhaps more importantly, what we expect to see from episode two, “The Lying Detective.”

*Spoiler Alert: This article builds off of predictions made in our article published last year after the holiday special The Abominable Bride, and follows the premiere of season 4 episode 1 on 1 January, 2017. So if you haven’t seen The Six Thatchers, stop now!

By Kristen E. Strubberg Editor-in-Chief

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